Lobos Tame Tigers 6-1 at Home

March 8, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The Lobos keep their undefeated record at home after defeating the University of the Pacific 6-1. The Lobos are 6-0 at home with two more matches to be played this weekend.

There seemed to be no question about UNM getting the first point of the match after Ben Dunbar and Conor Berg defeated Golding/Castro 8-2 at number one doubles.

After number one doubles getting their win, things seemed to be a little shaken up after Jadon Phillips and Matthew Neeld were defeated by Krzyszkowski/Mirkin with a score of 8-6.

It all came down to number three doubles, but it did not seem to be a problem for Carl Ho and James Hignett as they swiftly defeated Cederwall/Goncalves Jr. with a score of 8-6.

The Lobos started the match 1-0 after winning number one and three doubles.

It was now onto singles and the Lobos were more than eager to take on their opponents.

Jadon Phillips took down Ivan Castro at number one singles with a score of 6-2, 6-3. Jadon Phillips is now 6-4 at the number one spot.

Ben Dunbar went out swinging as he was defeated by Tomasz Krzyszkowski at the number two position. Ben Dunbar dropped the first set, but kept the second set close managing to get the crucial games needed to force the third set tiebreak. He came up short though, falling behind by four points dropping the match 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6).

Conor Berg had a close first set against Alex Golding at the number three position. His 10 win streak did not even come into jeopardy as he defeated his opponent 7-6, 6-2 improving his win streak to 11 straight games.

“I have been playing really well over the past 11 matches. I feel like my serve has really helped me out with that. I have not been giving away too many free points,” Conor Berg said. “I have been keeping the amount of errors I have been making low. I feel like my game has been really solid lately and I hope I can keep it up.”

Samir Iftikhar fought his hardest against a seemingly evenly matched opponent at number four singles. He came out on top beating Ben Mirkin with a score of 6-4, 6-4.

Carl Ho was the first to finish giving the Lobos an early push into the right direction. He defeated Erik Cederwall with a score of 6-2, 6-1.

At number six singles, Mads Hegelund improves his win streak to four after he played a fast-paced match against Valentim Goncalves Jr. Mads Hegelund gave up only one game against his opponent defeating him with a score of 6-1, 6-0.

“It was a good match. We had a good tournament down in Corpus Christi, Texas. We were playing outside at sea level. We come back in here indoors and have to get back at it,” Head Coach Alan Dils said. “We did a good job of transitioning. I was pleased we did not have a letdown after the tournament. The guys were focused and we had a good week of practice leading up to this. I thought we did a good job.”

This was just one of three matches the Lobos will be playing this week leading up to spring break. The Lobos will be playing against Air Force Academy in their first conference match this spring tomorrow at 5 p.m. at home and also against BYU on March 10, 2012 at 12 p.m. at home.